In 2016, the Veterinary Client Mediation Service was launched. With the service now approaching its 2nd anniversary, Jennie Jones - Head of the VCMS, shares her experiences of mediation in the veterinary profession.
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Following the success of the past years’ competitions, we have launched the third Veterinary Photographer of the Year Competition, and are inviting members to submit entries in the run up to World Photography Day on 19 August.
BVA Junior Vice President Simon Doherty reflects on his experience at the recent Vets: Stay, Go or Diversify LIVE event.
As BVA publishes its vision for disease surveillance across the UK, BVA Junior Vice President Simon Doherty explores why an all-island approach to animal health and disease on the island of Ireland is paramount as the UK leaves the EU.
Vets are to be found providing vital services across even the most remote and inaccessible of the smaller, inhabited British Isles and are an essential part of island life. They are one of the key pieces in the jigsaw of services that make these unique island communities remain viable.
Following the success of the inaugural photo competition, and over 500 entries, we are pleased to announce the winner of this year's Veterinary Photographer of the Year competition.
27 Jul 2017 | Equine
Richard Newton and Jo Ireland consider the latest issues in equine exotic disease threats and emerging medical conditions of current relevance to UK horses, ahead of their CPD course providing attendees with tips on how to keep themselves informed on equine global disease occurrence.
No matter how much you enjoy your work as a vet, there will be moments in your job where your negotiation and communication skills will be tested to the limit.
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Following changes to the disease surveillance network in the UK, I wanted to collate some useful information from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) highlighting what's available to you in your area.
Leadership is one of those interesting words that is difficult to define, mostly because the definition varies depending on culture, background and intent. Throughout history leaders have fulfilled a number of functions, from the overt general to the gentler thought-leader, with the only thing in common seeming to be that they managed to get people to follow them – wisely or unwisely.
I love working with people and I think the proudest moments come from the relationships I have developed with my clients over the years. Every time I receive a thank you card, a bottle of wine or even the occasional hug from a client, it reminds me of how worthwhile this job is.
Last week I was both honoured and indeed humbled to be nominated for Vet of the Year at the Animal Hero Awards 2016, hosted jointly by the RSPCA and Trinity Mirror Group. The nomination, which was completely out of the blue, was due to my involvement over the years with large animal rescue.
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